ACCC chair Rod Sims has hailed the introduction of Australian Competition Law and the Competition and Consumer Act 10 years ago as a game changer that allowed for the ACCC and state and territory regulators to collaborate much more easily, and heralded a new era in Australian consumer protection by introducing a single national consumer law and civil penalties.

Global database and business applications vendor, Oracle, today announced significant blockchain technologies coming free in all versions of the Oracle database and bolstering security and trust.

Every Tuesday at 4.50pm, you can use your favourite radio app (such as the official RadioApp) to listen to Canberra's Radio 2CC 1206AM to hear Alex talking with Canberra Live host Leon Delaney on interesting tech topics of the week thus far!

Verizon has announced new enhancements to its BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams solution, BlueJeans Gateway, as organisations look to advance their hybrid workplace initiatives.

The new standard closely follows the guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published in March 2020 – and which confirmed that, after an additional 20 years of research, the limits remain protective of all people – including children, adolescents and pregnant women – against all established health risks.

It's World Hearing Day, and with the average weekly headphone exposure for one in 10 participants is higher than the WHO recommended limit, it's time to turn down the volume - and if you're an Apple user, to take advantage of the features Apple makes available to "advance hearing health."

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 15:01

Kablamo taps McDowell for geo-spatial expertise

By Stephen Withers

Data management and digital product development specialist Kablamo has hired Andrew McDowell as its first geo-spatial technology lead.

When software developer, DevGraph, wanted to lower its own cloud costs it found tools stopped short of remedying issues identified. So, it made its own cost optimiser - CloudFix - which you can use too. It even finds up to $100K in savings for you without charge.

New Zealand online lender Moola has agreed a settlement with the country’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission requiring it to credit or refund approximately $2.8 million to current and former borrowers, after acknowledging the Commission’s view that it charged unreasonable credit and default fees.

Data and analytics company, smrtr, announced today an investment of $2.5m from Stockland, the multi-billion dollar Australian property development company perhaps best known for its 41 shopping centres across the nation.

Victorian bus provider Ventura has launched a new Demand Responsive Transport service and corresponding urban mobility app available to residents in the outer Melbourne subsurbs of Rowville and Ferntree Gully.

Whether you’re a small business, a huge enterprise or somewhere in between, Bitrix24 delivers an incredibly integrated online workspace with all the tools you need in one online suite, accessible from any device, with a virtual office, video calls, tasks and projects, a CRM, contact centre, website and online store builder, and more!

Australian businesses expecting the hassles of the COVID-19 pandemic to vanish in 2021 are in for a rude shock, according to business analyst firm IBRS, which as also released a new report on the future of the IT space.

Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney, have announced a five-year deal to build and run a state-of-the-art 5G innovation facility.

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 11:01

Kleos completes satellite development milestone

By Peter Dinham

Australian-listed space technology operator Kleos Space has confirmed its second 4 satellite cluster - the Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1) - has successfully completed a hardware critical design review milestone for a launch mid-year onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

A version of the CANVAS exploit platform, that can be used to test the vulnerability of computer systems or to break into remote systems using exploits that come along with it, has been leaked on the VirusTotal database and can now be accessed by all paid subscribers of the service.

Microsoft has issued an advisory stating that four zero-day exploits are being used to attack versions of Microsoft Exchange Server on-premise.

The Indian Government has said a power outage in Mumbai last year was caused by human error, adding that no evidence exists to connect the incident to a "hacking attempt".

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 07:20

O'Brien takes charge at Capgemini ANZ

By Stephen Withers

Capgemini has appointed Kaylene O'Brien as its ANZ managing director.

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